Smothered

Smothered

A humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the "real world" means moving back in with your mother, inspired by actress and celebrity Autumn Chiklis' real life.

Eloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and she’s moving back into her childhood bedroom. Lou is grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents’ house. Shelly “Mama Shell” Hansen, on the other hand, is ecstatic, and just as determined to keep her at home. Who else will help her hide her latest binge-shopping purchases from her husband, go to SoulCycle with her, and hold her hand during Botox shots?

Smothered is a hilarious roman à clef told via journal entries, text messages, emails, bills, receipts, tweets, doctor’s prescriptions, job applications and rejections, parking tickets, and pug pictures, chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college. Told from Lou’s point-of-view, Smothered tells the story of two young(ish) women, just trying to get it right, and learning that just because we all grow up doesn’t mean we necessarily have to grow old. (After all, what is Juvaderm for?)

Title:Smothered
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250150493
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    Smothered Reviews

  • Berit???

    4 Silly Spoiled Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟This book was such a FUN read for me... it had a slight vibe of a Sophie Kinsella Book, and that is a huge compliment coming from me.... The characters were all o...

  • Nat

    Post-Graduation Depression, Mother/Daughter Dynamics, and Coming-of-AgeI was beyond keen on diving into this book, thanks to the premise of using unconventional storytelling and sounding on par with...

  • Amy

    I love books written in diary style, it feels so intimate like you’re seeing someone’s innermost thoughts, secrets and desires. Besides journal entities from Lou you also get Facebook messages, te...

  • Niki

    As a recent graduate, post-uni depression has hit me HARD, so I thought I had found the perfect book in this, but nope. Lou wasn't in any way relatable, the family is super rich and spending an extrao...

  • Patricia

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading SMOTHERED; it's laugh out loud funny! After graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, Lou moves in with her family while searching for a job. If you are looking...

  • Holly

    Have you just read a psychological thriller that had you biting your nails and sitting on the edge of your seat? Are you in need of a light-hearted, fun “beach read?” If so, then Smothered is the ...

  • Olivia

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and for that, I am thankful. I can't imagine how furiously annoyed I'd be if I spent the estimated $18.99 on this. By no means is it the worst book I've ever re...

  • Kiki Cole

    Omg, what an amazing, witty story! I loved how this unemployed, normal adult lives in a world of successful, wealthy, care-free people and still tries to better herself and sets goals. I can see why t...

  • Karen Ray

    Love, LOVED, L O V E D this book. I honestly couldn't put it down. I don't remember the last time I laughed this much or felt such a genuine sense of happiness while reading anything. I connected to e...

  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)

    I don't know what else to say about "Smothered" other than it was a quick fun read and definitely the perfect thing to read while on vacation. Lou Hansen has just graduated from Columbia University. W...